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VOL. 30 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1903. NO. 180. ROUNTREE SCORES A PARTIAL VICTORY AMID WILD SCENES Alabama Press Association Has Most Uproarious Meeting in Its History ATTEMPT 10 EXPEL IHE SECRETARY WAS FUTILE During the Proceedings Members Be came Excited and Confusion Pre vailed Until Movement to Ad journ Is Forced Through. I ♦ RESOLUTION. ♦ ♦ Be It Resolved, That this associa- ♦ ♦ lion deny the light of the executive ♦ committee to declare the office of -*■ secretary or any office vacant. ♦ ♦ Be it further resolved, that this ♦ association declare Secretary Roun- ♦ ♦ tree suspended from office pending ♦ ♦ action on the charges filed against -*■ ♦ him. ♦ n , > > » t t ♦ The meeting of the Alabama Press as sociation, which took place in this city yesterday was probably the most up roarious similar gathering ever held in<5 Alabama. From the beginning it was evident that every member of the association had made up his mind to take an active part In the proceedings and the gathering had not been in session five minutes before it was further evident that everybody was going to try to speak at once. Men who are known throughout the state for their conservatism in all mat ters vied with each other in adding to the general confusion that characterized the afternoon's proceedings. Everybody got excited. At times there were as many as twenty members on their feet at the same time and cries of “Mr. President," were blended with shouts of “Down in !ront.” Much Confusion. Motions and counter motions and sub stitutes and previous questions were all jumbled together into one conglomerate mass. Near the close of tue meeting after a motion to adjourn had been voted upon viva voce, seven separate speeches were made, all of which were made in de fiance of the chair, and in spite of the fact that a roll call vote was being call ed for on the question to adjourn. One of these speeches was in the form of a motion to censure Secretary Roun tree and to demand the payment by him all money wrongfully collected from the members of the association during the past eleven years. Men voted at the meeting and took part In the proceedings as the representatives of papers which it was admitted had not been in existence for many month. A member secured the floor and amid the confusion declared that they could not do anything else until he got through talking. Another who had the floor said that they could not stop him unless they carried him out and added that he would like to see some one come up and try It. Secretary Rountree Suspended. When a summary had been made at the dose of the session as to what the as sociation had accomplished it was found that Secretary Rountree had been sus pended until the meeting of the associa tion next June, and a resolution had been adopted condemning the sale or exchange of railroad transportation. About half of those present seemed to be satisfied with these accomplishments and the other half thought the association w'ould be the laughing stock of the state this morn ing. The object of the special meeting of the press association yesterday, which was held in the Commercial club rooms, is pretty generally known throughout the state. Secretary J. A. Rountree had been charged with using his position as an officer of the association for his private gain. A special committee was appoint ed some time ago by the president of the association to investigate the charges and this committee presented its report to a special meeting of the executive commit tee held yesterday morning. The executive committee, after investi gating the matter further and acting upon the report of the special committee declared the office of secretary temporar ily vacant. When the executive committee came be fore the association and reported what it had done the excitement began, and the time of the meeting was largely consum ed by the discussion of this report in various phases. The Proceedings. The association was called to order at 2 o'clock by President Yerby and opened by prayer by the Rev. G. W. Reed. President Yerby said: ‘T have called this meeting to consider matters of very grave importance to this association. Wo are here for business. As I understand It the chief matter to come before us is the conduct of our secretary in handling the recent press trip to Canada. As chairman of the executive committee I wish to state that the committee has suspended Mr. Rountree from membership in the associa tion and I am authorised ns chairman of the committee to make that report. X appoint S. P. West as secretary pro tern.” Three or four members sprang to their feet but H. G .Benners was given the floor. He said: •'I rise to protest against this unwar ranted removal of Mr. Rountree and I offer a resolution to the effect that this association absolutely repudiate this dic tatorial action of the executive commit tee.” The motion was greeted with cheers and was seconded by several. Objection was made at this point by Editor Judson that the roll had not been called and no one knew who was eligible to vote. A. J. O'Keefe was vigorously cheered when he secured the floor and said: "Mr. Rountree is secretary *f this asso PARRY IS PRESIDENT OF THE NEW ORGANIZATION Citizens Industrial Association is National in Scope and Will Deal With Labor Problems in All its Phases—Will Carry on “Uncompromising Contest With Abuses of Unions.” Chicago, October 30.—With the election of D. M. Parry of Indianapolis as its president, the formation of the Citizens’ Industrial Association of America was completed tonight. The organization is national in scope and includes manufac turers, traders or other employers of la bor, local and general organizers, and citizens' alliances, having among other things as its object the dealing with the labor problem in all its phases. Delegates from fifty-seven cities, from San Francisco to New York, including several in Canada, were present, and at the conclusion of the session, all details of the plan of carrying out and extending the work of the organization had been completed. Other officers were elected as follows: J. C. Craig of Denver, head of the Col orado state and Denver Citizens’ alliance, first vice president. J- T. Hoyle of the Manufacturers' as sociation of New York, third vice presi dent. A. S. Rosencranze of the Citizens’ alli ance, Evansville, treasurer. The secretary and an executive commit tee of fifteen members are to be named later. A convention of the association will be held In Indianapolis next February. It was decided that all members of the association shall pay an initiation fee of $25 to $100. and all members shall pay dues at fifty cents per annum, per employing members; the amount in no case to be less than $10, nor greater than $200 per an num. Resolutions were adopted. They refer to strained relations between employer and employee, and their bad effect on business conditions; demand ample protec tion for all seeking to earn a livelihood, and continue in part: “In carrying on a firm and uncompro mising contest with the abuses of unions as now constituted and conducted, at the same time recognizing the free right of workingmen to combine, and admitting that their combination when rightly con stituted and conducted may prove high ly useful, we earnestly desire to act and believe we are acting in the true Interests of the workingmen themselves.’* Mr. Parry, who is president of the Na tional Manufacturers' association! was then elected head of the organization with no opposition. He made a brief speech of acceptance, referring to his devotion to the movement, and the desire to secure ways and means for the observance of the law's. CANAL DISCUSSED BUT NOTHING DONE MAJORITY OF COLOMBIAN SEN ATE APPEAR TO THINK THAT THERE IS NO USE OF A DISCUS SION ON THE SUBJECT. Washington, October 30.—A cablegram from United States Minister Beaupre at Bogota to the state department describes the canal proceedings in the Colombian senate as follows: “The report of the committee was discussed in the senate October 27. Only four senators spoke. Senator Carroll opposed the proposed law of organization regarding it as uncon stitutional on the ground that any action which the present government might take would be subject to the approval of the next and future congresses. He vigorous ly denounced the treaty itself and the selfiBh motives of the United States in desiring such a treaty. “Senator Groot defended the treaty. “Senator Ospina advocated the proposed law providing for a renewal of the nego tiations for a canal treaty. “Senator Orango, after pointing out the futility of the proposed law, which was only the treaty with modifications which the United States had already de clared to be non-acceptable, proposed an indefinite postponement of the whole af fair on the ground that there was no use for its proper discussion by the senate. “The majority of the senate appeared to agree to this view?, but the cloture of the debate by the presiding officer pre vented the taking of a vote on Senator Orango’s motion, which may come up for action tomorrow, on w'hich date the sen ate will adjourn finally.” ciation until the report of the executive committee is formaly passed upon. The Roll Call. An appeal was made from the decision of the chair in appointing Mr. West sec retary pro tern but it could not be put until the question as to bona tide voters was settled. A compromise was finally made by calling upon the president him self to call the roll. When the name of Jord White was called F. P. Glass of the Montgomery Advertiser, stated that he had Mr. W’hite's proxy. Mr. Rountree stated that White's dues has not been paid in the past three years, and he challenged Mr. Glass’ right to Membership on the ground that he has not paid his dues for the past two years and had only attended two meetings of the association in twenty-two years. After much confusion the president called the roll and the challenges were recorded as the names were read. Mr. Glass announced upon the calling of several names that he had proxies for each. They were challenged . President Yerby anounced that there were 61 unchallenged members of the as sociation present. Eight of the names called were challenged. Challenges Not Sustained. A committee of three was appointed to retire and consider the challenged names, which committee consisted of R. L. O’Neal, C. J. Hildreth and C. H. Allen. The committee reported that after exami nation none of the challenges had been sustained. This made 69 members present. Mr. Benners insisted on his resolution to repudiate executive committee’s ac tion. Colonel Meeks moved to lay the matter on the table. When put to a vive voce vote a division was called for. Upon calling the roll there were thirty-two aye votes and thirty-two noes, and the matter to lay on the table was declared lost. Mr. Williams of the executive commit tee reported for the committee that it simply acted on the recommendations of the special investigation committee. When objection was made to the read ing of the report of the investigation committee by Mr. Williams the chair ruled Mr. Reed out of order and an ap peal from the chair's decision wfas taken. The chair was sustained by a vote of thirty-five to twenty-eight. ummmec s rtepon. Mr. Williams read the report of the investigating committee to the execu tive committee which was as follows: “To the Press Association of Alabama. “We. your committee, appointed to in vestigate certain charges against J. A. Rountree, secretary of your association, In connection with the recent excursion to Canada, respectfully report that in ac cordance with public notice previously given, w'e convened in the rooms of the Commercial club in the city of Birming ham, October 16. 1903, and made as full and complete an investigation as was practicable. “Our investigation involved a general charge and specification, as follows: “Charge—That J. A. Rountree, secre tary, had used his official position Im properly for his person gain. “Specification—1. That the said J. A.. MANIFESTO ISSUED BY THE REBELS REVOLUTIONISTS OF SANTO DO MINGO ACCUSE PRESIDENT WOS Y GIL OF JEALOUSY, SUSPICION AND UNJUST PERSECUTION. St. Thomas, D. W. I., October 30.—The text of the manifesto issued by the revo lutionists of Santo Domingo has been re ceived here. It is dated Puerto Plata, Oc tober 24, and accuses President Wos y Gil ! of arbitrariness, jealousy, suspicion and unjust persecutions; says the prison of the capital is filled, and that many per sons have been exiled; that the revenues have been decreased in thr?c months by a million dollars, although since February i nothing has been paid to the country’* national or foreign creditors; that the ac [ counts of the last revolution are unpaid; that an irritating import duty of 3ft cents per gallon is levied on petroleum; that an odious loan of $120,000 guaranteed by the duty on cocoa has been raised; that $40,000 has been advanced to the gov ernment by the Hamburg-American line in exchange for port dues for four years in the case of the company’s ships; that there has been a notable decrease in the fiscal duties since the President implanted ; “the gross system of waste,” and that i an unpatriotic project to make “Domini- ! can waters neutral, and to make the re- : public’s representatives free in case of j war, was recently submitted to the legis lature involving a serious menace to the national territorial integrity.” The signatories of the manifesto, headed ; by Gen. Carlos Morales, called on the pa- . triots to defend the country’s sacred in- ! terests and to disown the authority of the present government. Rountree, for his personal benefit charg ed a much larger sum against the mem bers of the association than was neces sary to meet the reasonable expenses of the excursion. “2. That in securing hotel and other ac commodations for the excursion party he ! improperly sought and received commis sions for his personal use. “3. That he connived at and encourag- | ed the flagrant violation of the by-laws j and the rules of the association In secur ing transportation from the railroads for i persons not members of the association j and not entitled to the same. “Upon the first specification it is suf ficient to say that Mr. Rountree ac knowledges that he had ‘made money’ out of the excursion, and though he positive- j ly declined to submit an itemized state- ; ment, or any general statement, your ; | committee believes the testimony sus tains the conclusion that he profited by I the excursion to the extent of between ! $3500 and $4000. "Upon the second specification the tes timony shows that Mr. Rountree de manded of the hotels a commission for his partiality, as well as the 'complimen tary' fee for himself and Immediate friends. The verbal testimony on this specification 1h sustained by written evi dence under Mr. Rountree's »wn hand. "The third specification Is sustained by a mass of circumstantial and direct testi mony; and your committee Is of opinion that In securing transportation from tho railroads the secretary became personally Interested In violating the rules of the association in order that he might profit thereby. "Your committee In presenting the result of their Investigations are deeply Im pressed with the reproach brought upon our body by the action of Its secretary, and we respectfully recommend prompt and decisive action In relation to It. Re spectfully submitted, "H. S. DOSTER. "M. W. CAMPER. "J. C. LAWRENCE." Secretary's Report. Mr. 'Williams also read the financial re port made by Mr. Rountree on the asso ciation’s condition, which was as fol lows: Receipts— Cash on hand. 9 29.90 Cash ree’d for dues for 1903.. 200.00 Cash from new members.... 76.00—$305.90 Expenditures— Stationery'bills .$21.50 Cash for stamps . 18.00 Cash for express packages.. 2.00 Cash exchange on checks. 1.20 Cash extra stenographer.... 20.00 For secretary's salary. 50.00 Cash 250 badges. 20c each.... 50.00—$162.70 Balance.$143.20 Mr. Rountree said when report was made that he was ready to give his check for the balance. Called Rountree Jonah. H. Y. Brooke spoke against action of (Continued on Second Page) He Extorts $500 from the Tiffany Studios THIS IS SECOID CONVICTION “Jim” McCarthy, Who Was Also Un der Indictment tor Same Offense, Fails to Appear in Court and Forfeits Bond. New York. October 30.—For the sec ond time within two months, Samuel J. Parks, walking delegate of the House smiths’ and Bridgomen’s Union, Local No. 2, was convicted of the crime of ex tortion in the court of general sessions this afternoon. It took the jury just 12 minutes, during which time they took two ballots to agree on the guilt of Parks in extorting $500 from the Tiffany studios, a firm of contractors, under threat keep ing them from continuing work on build ings last January. It was shown at the trial that Parks had obtained $500 from the Tiffany firm as an "union” fee last January when the housesmiths and bridgemcn were on strike on three of the Tiffany contracts in this city. Parks claimed that this money was a fine levied by his labor union. Later the fact developed that Parks had been disloyal to his union, inasmuch as he permitted the Tiffany firm to em ploy non-union men on non-union jobs, after having received the $500. This ac cusation was not denied by the defendant or his counsel during the trial, but the latter contended that Parks had given the money to the treasurer of his organ ization, and that the entire transaction was a business deal which afforded con siderable business advantages to the firm which paid the money. Counsel for Parks endeavored to intro duce certificates as to the prisoner1^ deli cate state of health, but Judge Newbur ger before whom the case was tried, re fused to admit them. In his charge Judge Newburger said it made no difference what disposition Parks made of the money he had obtain ed from the representatives of the Tif fany firm, if in the belief of the jurymen, he had obtained it under a threat direct or implied. When the verdict was rendered, Parks glared at (he jourymen with the same look of defiance which he maintained dur ing this, as well as his previous trial. He is liable to a term of not less than two and a half, nor more than three and a half years In Sing Sing prison. “Tim" McCarthy, who with Sam Parks, is under indictment for extortion, failed to appear in court, and his bail of $2,000 was declared forfeited. JELKS PARDONS NEGRO. Clemency Asked for Felix Wood of Bir mingham. Montgomery, October 30.—(Special.)— Governor Jelks today issued a parol to Felix Wood, a Birmingham negro serv ing a sentence of ten years for assault with intent to murder. The crime for ! which Wood was convicted was commit- 1 ted in 1899. He was with Marion Wood [ and Sam Johnson at East Lake, when ; the three became involved in a difficulty ! with Conductor Brooks of the East Lake car line. Marion Wood and Johnson pleaded guilty at the trial and were sentenced to serve terms of five years. Felix Wood stood trial, and while the testimony against him is said not to have been so strong as against the others, he was convicted and given a ten year sentence. He has served a little more than half the time. The trial judge, solicitor and special prosecuting attorney, together with the street railway officials, asked for execu tive clemency for the negro. RACING YACHT TO BE BUILT. SjpPesed to Be for King Edward to Contest for the Cup. London, October 30.—George L. Wat- j son, the yacht designer, is inviting I estimates for building a new racing schooner. Haste is stipulated, the in- i tention being to have her in readiness tor the trans-Atlantic race to contest for the cup offered by Emperor Wil liam. It is said the boat is to bo built for King Edward, but there is no confirma tion of the report. The secret owner ship of the new boat is carefully guard ed. The specification and plans show she will be an exceptionally large and powerful boat with 95 feet water line and canvassed to the full racing trim. Washington Notes. Washington. October 30.—(Special.)— Chester E. Mathers has been appointed postmaster at Cater. Marengo county, vice William F. Pritchett, resigned. These rural routes will be established in Chilton county December 1: Maples ville, one route, area covered twenty-five square miles, population 530; Verbena, one route, area covered twenty square miles, poulation 625, Russian Troops on Hand. St. Petersburg, October 30.—The for eign office here declared that reoccu pation of Mukden, Manchuria, by Rus sian troops is not. connected witli the question of the commercial ports. The 1 railroad guards encamped at the city city gates is explained by the state ment that they reoccupled the city be cause the Chinese governor refused to comply with cRrfaln demands of the Russian commissioner. Z THE WEATHER. t ♦ - ♦ ♦ W ashington, October 30.—Follow- ♦ ♦ ing is the forecast for Alabama: ♦ » Fair in south, rain and cooler in ♦ ♦ northern portion Saturday; Sunday ♦ rain and cooler. Brisk east, shifting ♦ ♦ to north winds. ♦ E ' White supremacy must re MAINTAINED AT ALL COSTS CHAIRMAN JAS. K. JONES APPROVES THE ACTION OF MARYLAND SENATOR BY WATTERSON STEALEY. Washington, October 30.—(Special.)— Former Senator James Iv. Jones, chair man of the democratic national executive committee, expressed his approval today of the action of Senator Gorman in mak ing the race issue the paramount ques tion In the Maryland campaign. In speaking of the subject Mr. Jones said this afternoon: "I think that Sen ator Gorman and his associates who are Interested in democratic success in the Maryland campaign made no mistake in giving prominence to the race question as distinguished by attitudes between the two parties. Mr. Gorman is perfectly right that the race question is one of the most Important questions before the peo- | pie of this country at this time. It is a vital question and must sooner or later be settled for all times. The democratic party according to reports which I have re ceived from democratic friends and ad visers there, certainly has the better hand of the situation up to this time. I think the country at large is anxious for a ver dict on this proposition, and the sooner it is submitted tp the whole vote the bet ter. Will Give an Impetus. "For the democrats of Maryland to I win next week will of course give an im- i petus to the matter all over the na tion and the general decision will not be ! long in coming forth. The fact that the question has been pushed forward in the Maryland campaign means of course, that the issue will figure to a considerable ex tent in the national campaign next year. It will certainly be given prominence then when the republican and democratic can didates are brought before the people for a selection. I believe that the sentiment of the country is opposed to negro domin ation and that no reasonable minded per son believes In equality between or the amalgamation of the races. The white man was born to rule and It shall ever be thus. There can be no other outcome. I think the state of Maryland will vindi- j cate the democratic policy upon this I question. This, in my opinion, will be fol- I lowed by a general indorsement from the | country at large. Will Give Gorman Prestige. “For Mr. Gorman and his fellow demo- j crats to win in the fight in Maryland next week,” continued Mr. Jones, "will of course serve to add prestige to the prob ability of the Maryland senator’s choice for the democrats’ presidential candi JAMES K. JONES. date next summer. No other logical out come could be expected. -At present 1 do not believe, however, in deciding upon a man for the nomina tion. Let ua get our national platform to gether first and then choose a man to lit that platform. Mr. Gorman, it is needless for me to say, is in every way qualified for the office, yet 1 do not think it wise at this time for democrats to fix upon a candidate. It should be a case of the best man for the platform and no attempt should be mado at this early day to ar rive at any conclusion as to a candidate.” Democrats Will Win in New York. Senator Jones returned to the city this afternoon from a visit to New York. In discussing the mayorality situation there he said: “It looks as though McClellan would win. I talked with some ot' the democratic leaders of the city and ail appeared eon l. lent of winning out. The Tammany or ganization appears to be superb. It is recognized that there will be some dis affection in Brooklyn owing to the re pudiation of Hugh McLaughlin by the Tammany people, but from what I could gather the McCarren forces there, who stick by the Tammany ticket, are In great shape and the McLaughlin desertion is being minimized in importance as elec tion day draws near. From what I ob served of the situation McClelllan cer tainly appears to be the winner." ARMENIAN JOURNALIST CHARGED WITH MURDER Boston, October 30.—Standing before a United States commissioner today Va paln Krikorian, the Armenian poet, jour nalist and orator, who was arrested yes terday upon his arrival from London, where during his voyage to this coun try Sagatel Sagouni had been murdered, demanded to know on what charge he was being held. Upon being told that the charge was with being a fugitive from justice, because of having committed “political murder,” Krikorian demanded propf. This the commissioner was unable to give at this time, and asked Krikorian to plead. Krikorian pleaded “not guilty.” Pending the arrival of direct charges. Krikorian was sent back to the Jail. Dur- | ing the proceedings several Armenians were present, including Editor Ivureghian of Young Armenia. To the police, Edi tor Kureghlan stated that Kirkorian Is the head of the London central commit tee, and it was he who ordered Kuregh ian's murder, and attempted personally to assassinate him several months ago, when he was editing a paper In London. Krikorlan, while somewhat nervous, shows no alarm over his detention, al though several times today ho denied that he knew anything of the murder, and stated positively that he never was president or an officer of the Armenian committee, nor of any other secret or revolutionary society. He said he had only been on the committee, but had sev- i ered his connection with it some time ago. PAYS THE PENALTY FOR AWFUL CRIME MILLARD LEE DIES ON THE GAL LOWS AT ATLANTA FOR THE MURDER OF MISS SUTTLES IN A COUNTRY CHURCH. Atlanta, C,a„ October 30,-Millard Lee wan banged here today for the murder of Miss Lila May Buttles on May, 20, 1902. The crime for which Millard Leo paid the death penalty today was committed on May 20, 1902, when he shot and killed Miss Lila May Buttles, a beautiful 17 year-oUl girl, who lived at Hen Hill, a country village several miles from Atlan ta. The shooting occurred on Sunday morn Ing ami In a chureh of which Miss Buttles and Lee wero attendants. The tragedy took place directly after the minister pro nounced the benediction and was dismiss ing the congregation, lac, who had been very much in love with Miss Buttles, had previously asked to go homo with her and she had refused, stating she had ar. engagement with another, which seemed to anger Lee. Luring the service Lee had been seated three seats behind her and as she started out of the church, meeting her face to face In the aisle, Lee flreil three times at her with a pistol. One of the bullets took effect, killing Miss Buttles Instantly. She fell at the foot of the altar. Lee wns afterward captured anil at his first trial found guilty of murder and was sentenced to death, l'pon the day of exe cution. a plea of insanity was filed by his attorneys and a respite was grant ed by (lovernor Terrell. The ease was carried to the superior court and upon a technicality was thrown out. An appeal was taken to the supreme court nnd the Judgment of the lower court was reversed. This action occasioned a trial on the plea of Insanity and Lee was adjudged sane. Again the ease was ap pealed to the court of last resort which affirmed the superior court's decision. While the case was pending In the various courts Lee was granted six respites. J. P. Morgan in Chicago. Chicago, October 30.—J. P. Morgan arrived In Chicago today and was met at the depot, by R. R. Oovhik, one of the receivers of the Union Traotkm company, and Alfred Skitt, whom re port has connected with the leadership of the new company that Is planned to take over all traction properties of the city. BRITISH MINISTER DELIGHTED TO COME i - i SIR MORTIMER DURAND, NEW AM BASSADOR FROM ENGLAND, EX PRESSES GREAT SATISFACTION I AT APPOINTMENT TO AMERICA. Madrid, October 30.—Sir Mortimer Dur and, the British ambassador to Spain, who was recently appointed British am bassador to the United States, was inter viewed today by a correspondent of tho Associated Press at tho British embassy here. Tho ambassador, who is of tall*and ath letic build, and genial manners, re ceived his visitor most cordially. Concern ing his appointment to Washington, he said: "I confess to somewhat of a surprise, though certainly a pleasant one. I had no intimation of It until I received an in quiry from the foreign office asking if I would go to Washington. 1 immediately replied in tho affirmative. I am delighted to go to America, which I have long ad mired and have been anxious to visit. The leading American statesmen are known to ! me only by reputation, so I have yet to acquaint myself with American men and j affairs." When asked what line of policy he would follow the ambassador answered: "That is difficult to answer, owing to i my unacquaintance with the country, j but naturally I shall follow the lines laid down by the foreign office and British interests. Regarding the difficulties of my new position, unless I,am much mis taken, they will not be very greut, per haps less than at Madrid, ow’lng to the number of pending international ques tions here. The relations between the 1'nlted States and Great Britain are most cordial, there being no serious litigation pending between the two Anglo-Saxon nations, and I am personally convinced that Great Britain will iiHe every means t to avoid friction and submit every ques- ! tlon to arbitration. The political horizon, therefore, being cloud less. I think every thing will be peaceful and tranquil." Concerning Spain, the ambassador Raid 'd confess I leave here with regret. The society Is charming and I have many sincere friends here." Big Fifty-Year Mortgage. Knoxville, Tenn., October 30.—The Knoxville and Ohio railroad recorded a $3,000,000 fifty-year mortgage here to- | day in favor of the North American Trust company of New York The | money ia to be used In refunding $2,- I 000,000 worth of first mortgage bonds j and in improvements. Senator Gorman Injects Hie Negro Question Into the Maryland Campaign ROOSEVELT FORCED ISSUE UNO IT MUST BF FOUGHT At Democratic Mass Meeting in Balti more the Maryland Senator Makes One of the Most Notable Speeches of the Year. Baltimore* October 3u.—At a democratic mass meeting, held tonight at the close of the campaign, speeches were made by Edward Warfield, the candidate for gov ernor, and a number of leading demo crats, including United States Senator A. P. Qprman. An Immense crowd was present and the speaking was preceded by stereoptican views, illustrating the asso ciation of white and negro delegates at the lute republican state convention. The important address of the evening w'as that of Senator Gorman. During the course of his remarks he re ferred to the President and the race issues as follows: “Ordinarily, the result of a state ele tion concerns the people of the s alone. Its only bearing upon na< politics Is the fact that the legls to be elected will elect a senator resent this state in the senate United States. “But circumstances and oo which have been forced upon us » result this year of more than j portance. • m Roosevelt Too Active. “The extraordinary* unusual and, t think you will agree with me, unfortunate activity and interest displayed by the President of the United States in par ticipating in his party’s councils, by call ing to Washington the prominent republi cans of this state, is such an uncalled for interference in our domestic affairs that It must be met with no uncertain protest by our people. “1 have a great respect for the Presi dent. He ought not to be lightly or un justly tftlMciff d. But lovers of liberty must enter their earnest protest when ever high officials of the government ex ercise powers or commit acts which tend to restrict the rights of the people, or unduly interfere in matters of state con cern. “President Roosevelt Is a man of fine attainments and of honest convictions. He is young in years; impulsive, ambi tious, is a partisan, and believes In his party. In his anxiety for its success, he Is liable to make mistakes, and in my judgment, he has committed a most grevlous error in forcing to the front an Issue which must lie deplored by all the conservative men of the country. The Race uuestion. In every country where the race Issue has arisen, it has always carried in its wake lamentable results, and has been attended by evil consequences. I trust his earnestness and impetuosity may he restrained, and that he may be prevaled upon to acept wiser counsel in his treat ment o$ the negro problem. “From the day a cargo of Africans was landed and sold as slaves until this hour* the burden of the white men of this coun try has been greater than that borne by any people known to history. It was one of the causes which led to a most gigantic war which drenched the country In blood; destroyed their fair homes, and impover ished a gallant people. “Immediately after the close of the war, came the adoption of the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments which enfran chised the blacks for party purposes alone and thus Injected into the body politic a people unprepared and unfitted for self government. “The Anglo-Saxon has never and will never tolerate the social equality or the political domination of the negro race. The south has passed through scenes of turbulence and disorder, and rape and riot. By amendments to state constitu tions and by legislation, the whites have secured control, for the time being, of their own local governments and the col ored race Is no longer a political factor in any state south of the Potomac. Aroused Sectional Feeling. “For more than thirty years this ques tion has aroused sectional feeling and di vided parties. It has threatened the peace of the states, put In jeopardy homes and paralyzed industrial effort. All thoughtful men must realize that this canker upon the body politic must be eliminated and the supremacy of white government as sured “In 1R% William McKinley was elected President of the United States. During his service in congress lie had favored the most drastic legislation proposed by his party In Its efforts to enforce the constitutional provisions. As President of the United States he realized the re sponsibilities of his exalted position. He began his term when the country was emerging from the throes of a great com mercial panic. All tho business Interests of the north wore depressed; the wheels of Industry scarcely revolved. The south was struggling with Its negro problem; Its fields but half cultivated; its manu factories at its lowest ebb; Its mines and forrests undeveloped. These conditions* were principally due to the great pall that hung over that section and made develop ment and progress Impossible. McKinley Set a Beautiful Example. “While President McKinley kept his party obligations as fully as any man. he reused making partisan war upon the peo ple of the south. But that people removed, nt least temporarily, the incub-s that oppressed them. The action of the states was sustained by the courts and confl ience was restored. The old and young men of the south took on new life. De velopment and progress resulted both north and south until the stream of pros perity and enterprises was flowing from >ne, end of the land to the other. “In the Interest of humanity the gov ernment of the United Stages determined o free Cuba. War was declared and in •espouse to the President’s call the men >f the south and the north, and the oast md the west, volunteered. Sectionalism md party strife were obliterated. Our (Continued on Second Page)